All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1900 item #881452 (stock #0099)
Praying silver wheel. Material: Silver and wood. Tall: 33 cm. In Tibetan Buddhism, a mechanical device used as an equivalent to the recitation of a mantra. The prayer wheel consists of a hollow metal cylinder, often beautifully embossed, mounted on a rod and containing a consecrated paper bearing a mantra. Each turn of the wheel by hand is considered equivalent to orally reciting the prayer...